W-HBS CEO Serves As A Judge At The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)

EOPix   EO Nigeria GSEA 2015 featured 50 candidates from across Nigeria. 15 contestants emerged and contested at the national finals where they presented their business models and plans to a 16-man panel of judges made up of global EO officials, Lagos and Abuja Chapters officials as well as respected entrepreneurs like our CEO, Olanrewaju Oniyitan. The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), a global network of more than 10,200 business owners in 42 countries with a combined US$565 billion in annual revenue, converged on country as its local chapter organized the EO’s prized learning session and Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) national finals. Since its establishment in 1987, fostering leadership has been one of EO's critical offerings, which has enabled the organization to aggressively expand its global impact and influence. EO GSEA is the premier global competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students who own and operate businesses. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world for the chance to win capital and in-kind prizes from sponsor organisations. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs through mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.  

W-HBS CEO Speaks To Entrepreneurs From The Technology Incubation Centre

TIC Banner The Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) is promoted by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the host State (Lagos State) and being coordinated by National Board of Technology Incubation with the mandate to nurture Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) involved in value addition and striking technological innovations. The incubatees of the TIC are meant to remain in the Centre for at least three (3) years before graduation to allow continuous intake of new entrants. On this note, the management of the TIC organised a pre-graduation workshop for the entrepreneurs of the Centre on Tuesday, 9th September 2014.  

The Power Of Failure

The Bridge Program Participants

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  - Winston Churchill

When I prepare a Business Plan, is this an assurance that the business will not fail?

That was one of the questions from the participants of The Bridge Program training I recently took on "The Winning Business Plan". The reason I remember this question is because my audience was made up of secondary students (SS2) to undergraduates (Year 2). The basis of this question is rooted in The Fear Of Failure but I answered her question from a reverse viewpoint of the The Power Of Failure.

Looking at a challenge I faced recently with my daughter which led to the article: Mummy I Am A Loser - Four Lessons For Life And Business, I knew I had to plant the seed of The Power Of Failure in these youths and I believe every entrepreneur should also learn from it.

 

Giving Hope To The Helpless With Jakin NGO

Jakin NGO

JAKIN is a non - governmental organization that seeks to improve our society by creating a neutral and conducive atmosphere for resources to be generated for charity while they are simultaneously channeled to the less privileged.  

W-HBS CEO on University of Lagos Business Plan Competition Panel

Following the success of the Job Creation and Entrepreneurial Skills Seminar, the Student Affairs Division (Counselling Unit), sent W-HBS CEO an Invitation as a Panelist for the University of Lagos Business Plan Competition alongside Fate Foundation, Women In Management & Business (WIMBIZ), SeedVest, etc. The Vice-Chancellor had approved the 2012/2013 Business Plan Competition for all undergraduate students of the University of Lagos. The goals of the completion are to:

  1. Promote business ideas in students and encourage them to become entrepreneurs
  2. Sensitize the students on opportunities that exist around them
  3. Provide an opportunity for winners to access cash prizes sponsored by Stanbic-IBTC Bank

   

W-HBS speaks to the University of Lagos students at the Job Creation and Entrepreneurial Skills Seminar

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos approved that the Job Creation and Entrepreneurial Skills Seminar be organized for University of Lagos students by the Counselling Unit, Students' Affairs Division, University of Lagos on Thursday, 13th June, 2013 at the University Multi-Purpose Hall A & B by 9.00a.m. Consequently, the CEO was invited to take the primary topic for the day - How to Start A New Business & The Challenges Of A Young Entrepreneur.  

W-HBS Partners With FemmeLounge Online Magazine

As part of our Founder's passion for women empowerment, we have partnered with FemmeLounge (an online magazine for women), to write articles tailored for women who want to build a successful business and live a successful life, but are not quite there yet! Being an entrepreneur, and turing your ideas into a reality is like being on a rollercoaster ride in the dark… you feel alone, you feel scared, there are ups and downs, you haven’t got a clue what’s coming next, but all the while you feel exhilarated, it’s exciting. You’re smiling, even though on the inside you’re thinking ‘what the hell am I doing!?’  

W-HBS Partners With JAKIN N.G.O. On Fresh Foundation Initiative

How do we give freely while at the same time not fostering further dependence, which is dehumanizing and psychologically damaging for the needy person, or at least the person who is potentially capable of meeting his or her own needs.

Fresh foundation project is an initiative of JAKIN N.G.O. It is a highly subsidized basic business management principles, re-orientation, computer application, and office automation machine training program to reform and empower indigent and out-of-school youths in the lower class of Lagos State.  

W-HBS Founder Volunteers At The UVA Soup Kitchen

Our Founder, Olanrewaju Oniyitan volunteered at the Unveiling Africa Foundation (UVA) Christmas Soup Kitchen. UVA held this exciting Christmas Soup Kitchen in Agege, Lagos where together with its teenagers fed at least 700 people. Volunteers ranged from toddlers (believe me! - they were our Founder's beautiful twins and their friend) to teenagers, and to adults.The kids in the community also had a fabulous time dancing away to the Christmas tunes. The next Soup Kitchen will be coming up very soon.. You really don't want to miss it.. We wouldn't miss it in W-HBS.  

W-HBS Partners With Unveiling Africa Foundation

To kick off this process, we partnered with Unveiling Africa Foundation to provide training on “Entrepreneurship and Social Change” during the  official induction of the first set of students into the UVA Teenagers Transformers Program.